....and here is the half plate I left pretty much intact. 2 hours smoke--2 hours wrapped--20 minutes to sauce and sear. I am still amazed at the amount of shrinkage but they still came out quite moist and tender. These puppies are so rich. I am glad I saw that cucumber at the store and had the wife whip up a pickled cuke salad to counter the heavy meat. This was my first time smoking buff rather than just grilling. I have a short list of changes for the next time but am more than ready to do this cut again. The appearance/plating obviously needs some work but that wasn't high on my priority list.
I want to thank everyone for the encouragement. I actually lost sleep last night over this cook. Never again to fear the beast!!!!